Monday, March 29, 2010

Defense Stocks; American Science and Engineering (NASDAQ: ASEI) Receives $2.5 Million Service and Maintenance Order from the U.S. Government for ZBVs to Support Counterterrorism Missions

Defense Stocks; American Science and Engineering (NASDAQ: ASEI) Receives $2.5 Million Service and Maintenance Order from the U.S. Government for ZBVs to Support Counterterrorism Missions

BILLERICA, Mass.--( Newswire ) American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E®) (NASDAQ: ASEI), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today the receipt of a service and maintenance order for $2.5 million from the U.S. government to support Z Backscatter™ Van (ZBV) X-ray inspection systems for strategic missions in harsh environments.

“We are pleased to provide continued first-class service and support for the U.S. government’s fleet of ZBVs deployed overseas for critical counterterrorism operations”

.“We are pleased to provide continued first-class service and support for the U.S. government’s fleet of ZBVs deployed overseas for critical counterterrorism operations,” said Anthony Fabiano, President and CEO. “As the number one selling non-intrusive mobile inspection system, the ZBV provides our customers with unparalleled detection and mobility to support efforts to uncover vehicle-borne explosives and other contraband.”
AS&E’s Z Backscatter Van (ZBV)

The Most Maneuverable, Versatile Mobile X-ray Detection System on the Market

A breakthrough in X-ray detection technology, AS&E’s Z Backscatter Van is the number one selling non-intrusive mobile inspection system on the market. The ZBV is a low-cost, highly mobile screening system built into a commercially available delivery van. The ZBV allows for immediate deployment in response to security threats and its high throughput capability facilitates rapid inspection. The system’s unique “drive-by” capability allows operators to conduct X-ray imaging while the ZBV drives past suspect vehicles and objects. For personnel safety in dangerous environments, a remote console is available for operating the system in stationary mode from a distance of up to 500 meters.

AS&E’s Worldwide Service and Support

AS&E’s highly skilled Field Service Engineers (FSEs) provide support services worldwide. Available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, AS&E’s service organization has multiple headquarter facilities located throughout the world.

About AS&E®
American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E) is the leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray inspection systems. With over 50 years of experience in developing advanced X-ray security systems, the Company’s product line utilizes a combination of technologies, including patented Z Backscatter™ technology, Radioactive Threat Detection (RTD), high energy transmission and dual energy transmission X-ray. These technologies offer superior X-ray threat detection for plastic explosives, plastic weapons, liquid explosives, dirty bombs and nuclear devices. AS&E’s complete range of products include cargo inspection systems for port and border security, baggage screening systems for facility and aviation security, and personnel and passenger screening systems. AS&E systems protect high-threat facilities and help combat terrorism and trade fraud, drug smuggling, weapon smuggling, and illegal immigration and people smuggling. AS&E customers include leading government agencies, border authorities, military bases, airports and corporations worldwide, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), UK Border Agency (UKBA), Hong Kong Customs, and Abu Dhabi Customs. For more information on AS&E products and technologies, please visit

Safe Harbor Statement. The foregoing press release contains statements concerning AS&E’s financial performance, markets and business operations that may be considered “forward-looking” under applicable securities laws. AS&E wishes to caution readers of this press release that actual results might differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements. Factors which might cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements contained herein include the following: significant reductions, delays or cancellations (in full or in part) in procurements of the Company’s systems by the United States and other governments; disruption in the supply of any source component incorporated into AS&E's products; litigation seeking to restrict the use of intellectual property used by the Company; limitations under certain laws on the Company’s ability to protect its own intellectual property; potential product liability claims against the Company; global political trends and events which affect public perception of the threat presented by drugs, explosives and other contraband; global economic developments and the ability of governments and private organizations to fund purchases of the Company’s products to address such threats; the potential insufficiency of Company resources, including human resources, capital, plant and equipment and management systems, to accommodate any future growth; technical problems and other delays that could impact new product development and the Company’s ability to adapt to changes in technology and customer requirements; competitive pressures; lengthy sales cycles both in United States government procurement and procurement abroad; and future delays in federal funding. These and certain other factors which might cause actual results to differ materially from those projected are detailed from time to time in AS&E’s periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which important factors are incorporated herein by reference. AS&E undertakes no obligation to update forward looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or changes in future operating results, financial condition or business over time. Readers are further advised to review the “Risk Factors” set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, which further detail and supplement the factors described in this Safe Harbor Statement. Among other disclosures, the Risk Factors disclose risks pertaining to that portion of the Company’s business that is dependent on United States government contracting as well as international customers. As a contractor with the United States government, a significant number of the Company’s government contracts may be terminated at the government’s discretion

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2-Track Global Inc. (OTCBB:TOTG) is a technology development and marketing company which owns, operates and licences proprietary telematics solutions combining hardware and software applications run over wireless or satellite networks to deliver remote security management of marine and cargo fleets (including consumer solutions aimed at the leisure, marine and domestic security markets) and commercial vehicle plant and machinery management and security. The company has communications architecture technology, which provides global logistics solutions for the remote monitoring of freight containers over multiple transport mores.

4C Controls (OTCBB: FOUR) is an early stage company offering high technology integrated security solutions providing real-time early warning and reduction of time scales from threat-detection to termination in the field. The Company's primary focus is on cutting-edge technologies and large distribution networks including high resolution synthetic aperture radar satellites (SAR) and satellite images; ground high performance radars for intrusion detection and electronic surveillance / access control markets such as biometric, radio frequency identification (RFID), real time locating systems (RTLS) and closed-circuit television (CCTV).

AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR) AAR is a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry. With facilities and sales locations around the world, AAR uses its close-to-the-customer business model to serve aviation and defense customers through four operating segments: Aviation Supply Chain; Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul; Structures and Systems; and Aircraft Sales and Leasing.

Abaxis Inc. (NasdaqGS:ABAX) Abaxis develops, manufactures and markets portable blood analysis systems for use in any veterinary or human patient-care setting to provide clinicians with rapid blood constituent measurements. The system consists of a compact, 5.1 kilogram (11.2 pounds), portable analyzer and a series of single-use plastic discs, called reagent discs that contain all the chemicals required to perform a panel of up to 13 tests on veterinary patients and 14 tests on human patients. The system can be operated with minimal training and performs multiple routine tests on whole blood, serum or plasma samples. The system provides test results in less than 12 minutes with the precision and accuracy equivalent to a clinical laboratory analyzer.

ABM Industries Inc. (NYSE:ABM) ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries (collectively “ABM”), is among the leading providers of facility services in the United States. With fiscal 2008 revenues in excess of $3.6 billion and more than 100,000 employees, ABM provides janitorial, facility, engineering, parking and security services for thousands of commercial, industrial, institutional and retail facilities across the United States, Puerto Rico and British Columbia, Canada. ABM’s business services include ABM Janitorial Services; ABM Facility Services; ABM Engineering Services; Ampco System Parking; and ABM Security Services.

Acambis (AIM:ACM.L; ACAMY.PK) Acambis is a leading vaccine company developing novel vaccines that address significant unmet medical needs or substantially improve standards of care. Acambis is recognised internationally as the leading producer of smallpox vaccines for emergency-use stockpiles held by the US Government and several other governments around the world. Acambis developed its ACAM2000™ smallpox vaccine under contracts with the US Government.

Accenture Ltd (NYSE: ACN) With proven delivery excellence, innovative organizational, process and technology solutions, defense and commercial experience, broad capabilities and global resources, Accenture helps support the warfighter and achieve high performance at speed in a complex and changing environment. Accenture delivers world-class capabilities to defense clients worldwide. As conditions and requirements change, we stand ready with proven technology, resources and systems to help achieve battlefield dominance, superior warfighting capability and victory.

ACI Worldwide (NasdaqGS:ACIW) ACI Worldwide is a leading provider of electronic payments software and services to major banks, retailers and processors around the world. The company's solutions enable online payment processing, online banking, fraud prevention and detection, and back office services such as settlement, account management, card management and dispute processing. ACI solutions provide market-leading levels of reliability, manageability and scale to over 800 customers in 88 countries.

Acorn Energy, Inc. (NasdaqGM:ACFN) Acorn Energy is holding company focused on improving the efficiency and environmental impact of the energy infrastructure, fossil fuel and nuclear industries. It also offers RT Solutions that focus on naval solutions to the commercial, defense, and homeland security markets, as well as other real-time and embedded hardware and software development in Israel. The naval solutions include Diver Detection Sonar (DDS) system that guards ports and shore installations from underwater threats; Mobile Acoustic Range system to measure radiated noise of submarines and surface vessels; Generic Sonar Simulator for training ASW, submarine, and mine detection sonar operators; Harbor Surveillance System that incorporates DDS sensors with above-water surveillance sensors to create above and below water security system; and Underwater Acoustic Signal Analysis system to process, analyze, and classify acoustic signals radiated by various sources and received by naval sonar systems.

ActivIdentity Corp. (NASDAQGM: ACTI) ActivIdentity Corporation is a global leader in strong authentication and credential management, providing solutions to confidently establish a person's identity when interacting digitally. For more than two decades the company's experience has been leveraged by security-minded organizations in large-scale deployments such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Nissan, and Saudi Aramco. The company's customers have issued over 100 million credentials securing the holder's digital identity.

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